Freelance & Full-Time Writing, Editing & Journalism Jobs for the Week Ending September 1

Advice for Freelancers, Freelance Journalism Jobs of the Week

This week’s newsletter for paid subscribers is now in everyone’s inbox! It includes paid full-time and freelance opportunities with The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chase Travel, Food & Wine, Essence, Daily Beast, CNN, USA Today, Rivian and The Verge. Pay is up to $1600 per story, and salaries go into the high $180,000 range.

As always, I’ve included editor contact information for you in the newsletter so you don’t have to go hunting for email addresses!

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Hey there Freelancing Friends,

Thanks again for being a paying subscriber! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it as this takes quite a bit of time and effort to put together each week. I hope that you’re finding these weekly notes beneficial and getting some solid leads and great work out of it. 

This week seems to be a bit light on the big opportunities but there are still some really good ones on the market. I suspect this is largely because we’re coming to the tail end of the third quarter, and everyone is looking at their budgets and freaking out a bit. As someone who’s managed very large budgets and teams, I know this time of year can be a real bear.

It will be interesting to see what happens as we enter the fourth quarter of the year next week. It’s always been my experience that things come roaring back at the end of the year because editors suddenly have all this cash they have to spend (or risk losing for next year).

A handful of jobs and gigs stand out in this week’s newsletter for paid subscribers, including a really unique opportunity for freelance work at the NY Times, some calls for pitches at Essence Magazine on a multitude of topics, and a handful of opportunities for a byline or two in the Daily Beast. On the full-time front, there’s a mix of opportunities from everyone from CNN and USA Today, to Rivian and The Verge. Some pay up to $1600 for a story and salaries go into the high $180k range.

For fun, paid subscribers can read all the way to the end of this week’s newsletter for another doozy of a job listing that definitely deserves a dishonorable mention.

As always I’ve included editor’s email addresses to make pitching easy, and cut down on the administrative work you have to do to successfully land stories with these publications. I’ve also included a section for those of you in PR (or looking to get into PR), just to keep you up to date on the latest options in the space.

Oh, and just in case you’re tired of the summer doldrums (and the heat), Starbucks has declared that fall is here, and they’ve started selling their PSL extra early…

I have mixed feelings about this, as a non-fan of the PSL, and someone with a summer birthday. I greeted this news with a mix of resentment at this early fall push, and I also cannot believe that we’re already heading into September. 

Since Monday is a holiday here in the states next week, I expect some slimmer pickings on the job/freelancing front. As always, I’ll keep you all updated and see you next Wednesday! 

Happy Hunting! 

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